24 Hours in the life of an Asthmatic

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Check out Kerri’s vlog post and follow us through a typical day living with asthma. Related Posts:Asthma Phenotypes Guest Post by Kerri 12 month Update The letterBehind that finish line smile Bound for Beantown#97 , misinformation and a virus from Hell

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I’m Honored

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Just found out that my story is appearing in the RCB’s annual Newsletter…. “Breathing Matters”. I’m always flattered when an organization or a person writes an article about my fitness walking achievements, but this one is special because it comes from the same government agency that regulates Respiratory Care in the State of California where […]

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Healing Walks

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Carolyn Scott Kortge’s new book is finally out and guess who’s in one of the chapters? Carolyn contacted me about year ago for this project. She thought I had an interesting story to tell, and that it would fit in nicely with the motivational theme of the book. It’s really cool to finally see the […]

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University of Pittsburgh Newsletter May 2010

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Racewalk Planet Radio Interview

[JP-Facebook-Like] Check out my radio interview with Chris Rael over at Chris is an awesome racewalker and coach. It was a video of Chris racewalking(Dave Mc Governs advanced racewalking clinic in Solana Beach last October. Related Posts:Behind that finish line smileSolana Beach Racewalking ClinicRock&Roll Race ReportHappy to be training again.ClarificationA hyperinflation weekFaster than a speeding […]

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Posts from the Past

You may or may or may not have noticed, that I haven’t been updating my blog as often as I have in the past. There are several reasons for this, the main one being is that Ive just been preoccupied with training and preparing for this upcoming race. There are however, other times when I […]

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Another write-up

(Click on cover to read article) Related Posts:Plan BThird time’s a charmBoston—-7 hours 17 minutes and change Getting slower and fatter.Rock & Roll training completeAsthma and marathon training updatesOption #2 it is!

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Boston still follows me

I didn’t even know that this was out there until anAmerican Assoc for Respiratory Care, a national organization that thousands of Respiratory Therapists belong to. They also put out a science journal called “Respiratory Care” in which I was featured back in 2008. Click the cover to see the article Related Posts:2009 Boston marathon trip/race […]

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The goodies just keep coming

This came in the mail today ( I like the part where it says…..and 385 yards) So far, from this one race, I’ ve received: A pre-filled goodie bag full of USEFUL stuff. A pre-race write -up A post race write-up A finisher shirt A Portland tree seedling A Portland Rose A finisher medal A […]

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My fifteen minutes of fame

I don’t wanna toot my own horn BUT ..yours truly is in the current issue of WALK ABOUT magazine. It will also be available online in mid-January. Related Posts:Couldnt find any Related Posts

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Most frequently asked question

"Can you have an asthma attack with a normal sat reading"?
The answer is..YES!
While it's a little unusual to see a person with a perfect O2 sat of a 100% during a severe exacerbation, its pretty typical to see sats in the 94-97% range. The reason for this, is that asthma is a disease of the airways , not the alveoli where gas exchange takes place. Most asthmatics dont desaturate during the early stages of an attack,unless theres a secondary problem such as pneumonia. You have to be extremely ill with asthma if your sats are low.

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